People who are passing judgment without watching the film, please don’t listen to them: Shahid Kapoor


The much-awaited film ‘Padmaavat’ has finally released, and the viewers are excited to for the Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh starrer from a really long time. The film, on the other hand, is still facing the protests from various groups, especially the Karni Sena. While interacting with the media on the red carpet on an award function on Wednesday night, ace actor Shahid Kapoor his satisfaction with the way Paadmavat has been accepted by the critics.

“The critics have been really kind to us. It has been a long wait for Padmaavat. The response we are getting is so satisfying. In fact, when the film was shown to media in Delhi and Mumbai, Twitter had gone mad. We are trying to keep up with it by saying thank you to everyone because it has been unprecedented. It’s very humbling and satisfying. It’s a very happy moment. Now we are waiting for the audience’s point of view. The response is extremely positive right now,” the ‘Jab We Met’ actor said. Commenting on the ongoing protests against the film, Kapoor stated that since the Supreme Court has said that the movie can’t be banned and since no one is imposing anyone to watch the film, people must not be forced to not watch a film too.

“We have been saying since a long time that first watch the film. People who are passing judgment without watching the film, please don’t listen to them. Now even the Supreme Court has given the decision—not only about Padmaavat but every film—that they should not be banned,” said the 36-year-old actor. The actor also talked about the freedom of the creativity. “Padmaavat stands for the entire film industry. Creativity should get freedom. There should be liberation when you are expressing yourself. No one is forcing anyone to watch the film but people shouldn’t be forced to not watch a film. That’s what you call democracy,” Shahid said.

Further to it, Shahid said that this film to just a tribute to the Rajput community. “The film has been made taking into consideration the traditions, honour, and valor of Rajputs. It has been glorified. I watched the film yesterday for the first time and I don’t think there can be more glorification (of Rajputs than this). You can’t put them on a higher pedestal than this (Padmaavat) in my understanding,” the actor said.


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